Located in the town of San Juan, the area has white sand and a living colony of corals. It lies in a cave that is a prerequisite for a fine beach. A cave nearby adds to the attraction of the beach.
Mahabang Buhangin Beach, which is still undeveloped located in Isla Verde about two-hour travel by boat from Sta. Clar, offers an alternative destination for nature lovers. The city has 2 waterfalls, the Tingga and Ilijan Falls which flow year round in a beautiful pastoral setting. Just like the other potential resorts in the city, these fail to attract tourists because these places have not yet been developed. Additionally, the slopes of Mt. Banoy and Matoco Point provide a panoramic view of the city and the Batangas Bay respectively.
How to get there: San Juan town is about 45 kilometers from Batangas City. A bus company (Supreme Bus Co.) offers services from Batangas City to San Juan. Another alternative is via the town of Candelaria in Quezon Province. Upon reaching the town of Candelaria in Quezon Province. Upon reaching the town proper of San Juan, several jeepneys travel to Laiya but only up to a certain point, after which, one has to walk a kilometer before reaching the beach. The strecth of the road from the town to Laiya is 19 kilometers of very rough roads.
Travel time: 2 1/2 hours from Batangas City via the towns of Ibaan and Rosario.